This project actually was started on Thanksgiving evening. I had quite the assembly line going of me, my daughter Ryan, my niece Jaycee and my grand daughter Avery. I ran out of wax paper right in the middle of the project. I was surprised at how much it used. Because the girls were having so much fun I broke one of my cardinal rules and went to Walmart to pick up more. Now obviously, going to Walmart is not against any rule of mine. It wasn't that. No no no...it was WHEN I went. This was THANKSGIVING EVENING...yep you got it...I went to Walmart on BLACK FRIDAY!!!! It took me no less than an hour and a 1/2 to pick up on large roll of wax paper! Having never been there on this particular event, I was really shocked and amazed at what people go through to get a deal. The wax paper just happened to be on the grocery isle designated for a low priced computer! ALL the carts GONE. The self check lines..no longer self check out. This had been my plan but it didn't work out. So I waited in awe of it all. Did I grab a few items that were marked way down? Of course I did! I am a living breathing woman and grandmother. Walking past a great deal without actually taking advantage of it, is almost against my religion!
Here is mine! The photo quality is not that wonderful. I should have taken advantage of a great deal on a camera too while I was there! I however have a hard fast rule of not buying anything for me during that time of year until I have completed all of my Christmas shopping. A decent digital camera is on the top of my wish list though!
I used embroidery hoops to attach the shells. I painted them white so they would blend.
If you want to make one of these, there are so many blogs with their own variations and tutorials..
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